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Matt Fox Counsellor and Ecotherapist Totnes, Paignton and Newton Abbott

Hello I’m Matt Fox

I’m a parental narcissistic abuse recovery expert.

Here to help you stop the second guessing and rebuild your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Have you experienced narcissistic abuse or childhood emotional neglect?

I know the chances are that life feels very tough at times:

  • What seems easy for others – connection, self-confidence, boundaries, being in touch with your body, trusting and knowing yourself – can all feel alien and unfamiliar
  • Add to that the feeling of aloneness and being on the outside, and you might be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or just terrified of life continuing this way.
  • The impact of narcissistic abuse ripples out far in to your life. Not just finding a way of having or not having a relationship with your parents. But in your work choices, friendships and of course your intimate relationships.

The good news is that you’re in the right place. My name’s Matthew Fox.

My deepest passion is helping people like you, overcome the shackles and hurts of childhood narcissistic abuse to be able to live a fulfilling, joyful life.

Where you can let go of the second guessing, low self-esteem and self confidence. To experience greater inner peace and purpose.

My story

My own recovery story started with a pattern of depression, numbness and failing relationships. I thought I’d experienced a normal childhood, whatever that meant.

Actually I was totally cut off from my feelings, numbing out with overwork and compulsive behaviours. I felt increasingly awful but I didn’t know what to do.

Desperate but sceptical, I went to therapy for the first time in my life.

Therapy saved my life, in more ways than one. I discovered my feelings, a deep well of sensitivity that I had denied. I understood who I was and why I was. It was humbling, painful at times, but life giving.

Later, I trained to postgraduate level as a therapist, wanting to give back the experience of healing to others. Believing in each person’s longing to fulfil their deepest calling and potential.

From my first day in private practice, I noticed that most of the people who showed up in my clinic shared a similar piece in their story: one of their parents was on the narcissistic spectrum and they’d experienced childhood emotional neglect.

I chose to specialise in this area, and over the years have developed a unique way of working that combines my core training of Psychosynthesis with mindfulness and embodied awareness.

It’s my privilege now to work with women and men who’ve experienced parental narcissistic abuse or childhood emotional neglect.

I’m one of the few specialists in this type of abuse.

How to work with me

I work face to face and online via video link. Get in touch for a free initial consultation to see whether we’re a good fit by either calling /texting me on 07443 640556 or  emailing me.

Other important stuff

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) in in the UK. I am fully insured and my work is regularly supervised.

Hours and location

I see clients for counselling in Totnes, Paignton and Torquay at:
The Nautilus Rooms
35a Fore Street

My main hours of work are:
Monday to Thursday
9am to 6pm

Where you can find me listed

You can find me on the Counselling Directory:

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